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Book Brilliance & Collaborative Love: Alexis Pauline Gumbs on continuing the legacy of Kitchen Table: PART THREE

Part III Q: As you recount in your dissertation, Kitchen Table circulated a letter entitled “Alternative Publishing Makes a Difference,” which actively encouraged academics to assign books published by alternative presses and ask their university libraries to order them (Gumbs, p. 475). Is there … Continue reading

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Book Brilliance & Collaborative Love: Alexis Pauline Gumbs on continuing the legacy of Kitchen Table: PART TWO

Part II Q: In your dissertation, “We Can Learn to Mother Ourselves: The Queer Survival of Black Feminism 1968-1996,” you describe the difficulties of running Kitchen Table Press, which was so time-consuming for Barbara Smith that she often had to sacrifice her own writing. … Continue reading

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Book Brilliance & Collaborative Love: Alexis Pauline Gumbs on continuing the legacy of Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press

Speaking on the phone together in 1980, Audre Lorde said to Barbara Smith, “We really need to do something about publishing.” A year later, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press was founded by Lorde, Smith, and other Black feminists after a meeting … Continue reading

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